Scarlet Diva - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scarlet Diva Reviews

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David Rooney
October 18, 2008
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2002
It's a demented kitsch mess (although the smeary digital video does match the muddled narrative), but it's savvy about celebrity and has more guts and energy than much of what will open this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
September 19, 2002
This is such a dazzlingly self-assured directorial debut that it's hard to know what to praise first.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 16, 2002
Scarlet Diva has a voyeuristic tug, but all in all it's a lot less sensational than it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 16, 2002
The film, while not exactly assured in its execution, is notable for its sheer audacity and openness.
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Megan Turner
New York Post
August 9, 2002
This is an egotistical endeavor from the daughter of horror director Dario Argento (a producer here), but her raw performance and utter fearlessness make it strangely magnetic.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 8, 2002
"Argento splatters her colorful life on the screen like an adolescent's diary, trusting others to sort through the fascinating mess."
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 8, 2002
It is, by conventional standards, a fairly terrible movie ... but it is also weirdly fascinating, a ready-made Eurotrash cult object. It is also, at times, curiously moving.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 6, 2002
When twentysomething hotsies make movies about their lives, hard-driving narcissism is a given, but what a world we'd live in if Argento's Hollywood counterparts ... had this much imagination and nerve.